Architects see a future in the city's past

Downtown, particularly Over-the-Rhine, has a new future shaping up through architects who are inspired by its past. Cincinnat.com reported that architects are buying and renovating old buildings and turning them into state-of-the-art offices and homes.

One such architect, Dave Collins of the Preview Group, turned the historic Lyric Piano Building on Race street into his personal residency and business. Similarly architect, Marth Dorff or Schickel Design Co. on 14th street, purchased a four-story building near Music Hall and relocated her architectural firm and family.

Collins and Dorff’s moves are just a few examples of the revitalization occurring in historic sectors of Cincinnati. Dorff has actually partnered with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and Eber Development LLC to develop City Home Cincinnati. In 2009 this block of Pleasant Street will feature two dozen townhomes and condominiums occupying existing and newly constructed buildings.

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